Fang of Ir Yût Review

This is the shape and the point of the tooth: nothing has ever lived that will not die.

Fang of Ir Yût is a Legendary primary scout rifle.

This weapon can only be acquired by defeating Crota on Hard Mode.

9/10
9/10

The good: Balanced stats, useful perks.

The bad: Target Mark is situational at best.

Conclusion: Probably the best Legendary scout rifle.

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This is a Legendary Weapon
Scout Rifle (Primary Weapon)
Arc Base Damage/Upgraded300/331
Quality Lvl60
Rate of Fire
37
Impact
48
Range
75
Stability
49
Reload
67
Magazine Size
15

Aim Assist
50
Equip Speed
48
Recoil Direction
72
Zoom
20

Talent Upgrades Tree

Arc Damage

This weapon causes Arc damage.

RED DOT-ORS

Accurized sight. For precise fire.

+6 Range
+9 Stability

SPRAY AND PLAY

Increases the reload speed of this weapon when its mag is empty.

50% faster base reload when magazine is empty.

Upgrade Damage 1

Increases Attack Power, resulting in more Damage.

HIGH CALIBER ROUNDS

Oversize rounds built to stagger targets and leave them reeling. Their mass makes a weapon harder to handle.

THIRD EYE

Radar stays active while aiming down this weapon’s sights.

Upgrade Damage 2

Increases Attack Power, resulting in more Damage.

Upgrade Damage 3

Increases Attack Power, resulting in more Damage.

TRUESIGHT IS

Flexible sight. Light, with good recoil control. Strong target acquisition.

+8 Reload
+5 Stability

TARGET MARK

Enemies hit by this weapon are briefly highlighted.

PERFECT BALANCE

This weapon has extremely low recoil.

+35 Stability
-20 Range

HIVE DISRUPTOR

Increase damage to Hive Majors.

Upgrade Damage 4

Increases Attack Power, resulting in more Damage.

FOCUS LENS FLA5

Sharpshooter scope. Long range, with enhanced target acquisition. Surprisingly light.

+10 Range

FIELD SCOUT

Maximum Ammo capacity.

Increases magazine size to 27.

Upgrade Damage 5

Increases Attack Power, resulting in more Damage.

Video Review


Weapon Review

Fang of Ir Yût can be considered one of the best scout rifles in Destiny. Exclusively obtained from the level 33 difficulty of Crota’s End, it has a chance of dropping from Crota himself.

Its stats are similar to the Vault of Glass scout rifle Vision of Confluence, but Fang of Ir Yût will obviously be better for Crota’s End.

Recommended Perks

Red Dot-ORS
+6 Range
+9 Stability

Spray and Play
1.4 second reload when magazine is empty

Field Scout
Increases magazine size to 27

The Good

Fang of Ir Yût, one of the few primary weapons in Destiny with elemental damage, is a really solid choice for any activity, especially an Arc Burn Nightfall.

On paper, its stats are average. The Fang doesn’t excel in any area, but its strength lies in being balanced.

Its rate of fire is shared by many of the scout rifles such as The Saterienne Rapier, Another NitC, and Vision of Confluence. It can fire a full magazine (15 without Field Scout) in as little as 4 seconds and will ADS in .30 seconds.

Its Impact is also tied with The Saterienne Rapier, Another NitC, and Vision of Confluence. Tier 1 enemies will take 340 damage to the body and 1019 damage to the head. Tier 2 (major) enemies will take 306 to the body and 459 to the head. Guardians in the Crucible will take 41 to the body and 61 on a critical hit.
fang of ir yut target mark
The range of 75 is actually higher than Vision of Confluence, but Badger CCL just barely trumps it. The high range allows this scout rifle to be a worthy sniper rifle alternative in some circumstances.

The base reload speed, without any upgrades, sits at 2.15 seconds. Fortunately with the Spray and Play perk, reloading when the magazine is empty, the reload can be increased to a quick 1.4 seconds.

Fang of Ir Yût comes with a very wide arrange of scopes and perks, and they’re all very good. The perks allow you to to customize the weapon the way you want to, and they’re all useful in their own way, sometimes making it hard to choose.

As with each of the Crota’s End raid weapons, Hive Disruptor will provide 394 additional damage to Hive Majors.

The Bad

This scout rifle only comes with only 15 rounds in the magazine. It’s lower than Vision of Confluence, but it’s about on par with the rest of the Legendary scout rifles.

We recommend upgrading the magazine size with Field Scout, but only if you can live without the extra stability you’d gain from Perfect Balance.

The Target Mark perk is interesting, as it places a large green pulsating beacon for about 5 seconds, but doesn’t really feel useful outside of very niche circumstances. If the cover is low enough you can see exactly where they are, but it won’t allow you to see enemies through walls.

In PvE, Target Mark is useful to let your party members know which target you are hitting if voice communication isn’t available for you. However, most of the mobs you kill die too quickly for it to really be of any use. Target Mark just can’t compare to a decrease in reload speed though, making “Spray and Play” almost always the better choice.

There’s really not much that Fang of Ir Yût can be faulted for. Each of its stats are balanced and the perks are awesome.

fang of ir yut review

Cosmetics

Fang of Ir Yût, like each of the Legendary weapons from Crota’s End, has a seemingly ‘normal’ base model with various bones and other hive looking bits growing out of it.

Small green pulsating lights adorn parts of the weapon as well, which also light up when you press the trigger down.

Conclusion

Due to its versatility, Fang of Ir Yût is easily one of the top scout rifles for PvE/PvP. Its perk set allows it to be a powerhouse weapon in the Crucible due to Third Eye, high stability, and reload speed with Spray and Play.

A few tweaks later and it is destroying Hive with extra damage and a massive 27 round magazine. While it lacks full auto, it is still an extremely easy-to-use weapon for all situations.

Own this weapon, upgrade it, use it.

For PvP this weapon earns a 9/10 and for PvE a 9/10.

fang of ir yut hive disruptor
394 damage from Hive Disruptor

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